Azambezi River Lodge

308 Parkway Drive Victoria falls Box 130, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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    Exellent luxury resort

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    The service is very good, staff are friendly and excellent hosts, stunning service.

    Unique Quality: Right on the river, tranquil setting, modern and service orientated, excelllent resort

    Directions: Not far from National park or Livinstone by car or bus, cannot walk to town or Falls

More about Azambezi River Lodge

Victorial Falls

by Bigs

"The Falls"

What a sight!

Sure you can´t miss out the famous Victoria Falls! It´s really spectacular, even if the water level was quite low while I was there! Must be absolutely terrific with more water! But for taking pictures it might be better with less, cause it usually is very wet in the park! They sell raincoats at the tourist shop! ;)

"The Zambezi"

A Zambezi Sundowner Trip

This has been a great excursion in the late sunshine. The cruises atrat at "A Zambezi River Lodge, as I can remember. On boat you can eat and drink and you will see some animals on the banks of the Zambezi. I have seen elephants, crocs and hippos!

Victoria Falls

by Bigs

"What a sight!"

Sure you can't miss out the famous Victoria Falls! It's really spectacular, even if the water level was quite low as I were there! Must be absolutely terrific with more water! But for taking pictures it might be better with less, cause it usually is very wet in the park! They sell raincoats at the tourist shop!

"Edwardian Bridge"

The Edwardian bridge, build in 1905 connects Zimbabwe and Zambia! You can go Bungee Jumping here! It's pure adrenalin to jump into the narrow gorge!

"Bungee ???"

"Zambezi"

This is the gorge where Rafting takes place! One of the best places to do it I would say!

If you are interested, Shearwater is the biggest operator! And if you survived the run, you can join the rafters in the Explorer's Pub, next to the Shearwater shop! There is always a party!

"An Evening In Zambia"

The evening has been nice in Zambia!

"Eastern Cataract"

This is the eastern cataract with a little rainbow. There is one other fall that called rainbow falls, but in 95 there wasn't enough water to make it! So this was the only rainbow we saw!

"Victoria Falls Village"

Well it's true, it's still a village.
If you want to know which snakes are living in this country, why not visit that Snake Park at the Craft Village .
In this touristic area you will find some nice tourist shops(it's a shame that you can't take it all in the plane!!!).
In the evenings there are African dancing shows as well!

The Zambezi National Park is a good place for all safari freaks! When I have been there, there was a warning about lion spottings! Unfortunately I didn't saw a lion..........

"Old baobab"

Near Vic' Falls there is this huge baobab, maybe the oldest in Zimbabwe! It's near the Crocodile Farm and the Game Park!

"Elephant Hills Intercontinental!"

This is the best hotel in town! It's quite big and really expensive. If you are lucky you can get a weekend offer for 164 US$.....

They have an affordable evening buffet for everyone in one of the two restaurants.....It has been really good!

The casino is fun as well!

"A Zambezi Sundowner Trip"

This has been a great excursion in the late sunshine. The cruises start at "A Zambezi River Lodge", as I can remember. On boat you can eat and drink and you will see some animals on the banks of the Zambezi. I have seen elephants, crocs and hippos!

"Devil's Cataract"

The calm Zambezi River is approaching the cliffs! This is the Devil's Cataract, the most left fall!

"Happy Hippo !!!"

"JUST BEAUTIFUL!"

"Main Falls"

The spray of the falls rises high in the air! Up to sixty meters!

"Main Falls"

"A little rainforrest!"

After you have payed the entrance fee of 10 US$ you can walk through the rainforest. It can exist here because of the constant spray of the falls! A lot of baboons are living here!

"Nice views from every corner!"

"Zambia"

Don't mind to cross the border to Zambia! Well you have to pay a few dollars, but it's worth it, cause you can walk down to the "Boiling Pot" in the gorge!
Here are some baboons, they don't need a passport.

Wohey, and you visit another African country!

I think the border is closed during the night, so you better check before you start, so that you return right in time!

""Boiling Pot""

At high water these stones are under water, but when I have been there we could climb over to the riverside! Well it's nothing for sandales I can tell you!

Photos

Zimbabwe visa on arrivalZimbabwe visa on arrival

One could get used to dining amid such elegance!One could get used to dining amid such elegance!

Victoria Falls town, ZimbabweVictoria Falls town, Zimbabwe

The road from the border to Victoria FallsThe road from the border to Victoria Falls

Forum Posts

VISAS FROM LIVINGSTONE TO VICTORIA FALLS

by PPEPS

HELLO.. IM MEXICAN TRYING TO GO TO VIC FALLS ZIMBABWE.. IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THE VISA AT MY COUNTRY AND IF I CHECK THE REQUIRMENTS (PROJECTVISA.COM) IT SAYS I NEED TO GET THE VISA PRIOR ARRIVAL... BUT... I HEARD IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET IT AT THE BORDER (EVEN FOR MEXICANS).. DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT???.. HEEEEEELP

Re: VISAS FROM LIVINGSTONE TO VICTORIA FALLS

by Josilver

Not sure the situation for mexicans, but when I was there you had to pay $50US to get into zimbabwe, and then another $50 US to get back into Zambia, it didnt seem worth the expense. Have you looked at getting a visa just for Zambia.

Re: VISAS FROM LIVINGSTONE TO VICTORIA FALLS

by KakapoTheParrot

If it's just Vic Falls you want to see (well worth the effort), I'd go to Livingstone in Zambia. The Zambian authorities are much easier to deal with, and it seemed a well organised country. The visa prices were raised a lot about 18 months ago and we needed it before we arrived, but once obtained there were no problems.

Livingstone is a great place itself and there are loads of activities available in the area, so if you can spare at least a couple of days for your visit.

Re: VISAS FROM LIVINGSTONE TO VICTORIA FALLS

by auzzi

I am Australian,and if i purchase a visa in Australia it costs me $90 but getting it at the border post cost me $30 and it only took a few minutes
I have been going to Zim and Zam for several yrs now and have just got back and the authorities are very accomodating. Just smile and be happy and talk to them and you wont have a problem . Also in Australia we are told we need to get visa before we go,thats not the case.The Zambian side is where all the activity is,and organised,but the Zim side of the falls is probably the best for viewing
Enjoy

Re: VISAS FROM LIVINGSTONE TO VICTORIA FALLS

by georeiser

I met a Mexican guy when I was in Livingstone July 2009. He told me about his problems on getting a visa on arrival in Zimbabwe. He had to pay 100 USD and the visa was only valid for 3 days. Unfair, since my Zimbabwe visa on arrival was 25 USD and valid for 30 days. Anyway, you have the falls on the Zambian side. The fee is 10 USD instead of 20 USD as it is on the Zimbabwe side.
Good luck.
Best regards,
Georeiser

Travel Tips for Victoria Falls

Protect your camera

by glennkasner

Be sure to take a plastic bag to protect your camera when going to see the waterfall. The spray generated from this huge amount of water going over the side can be as bad as a torrential downpour and catches you by surprise at times. Keep your camera safe and dry in the bag and onlt take it out when you find a dry spot from which to take photos.

How much time do you need in Vic Falls?

by travelmad478

I suppose you can spend as much time as you want to, but for us, 26 hours wasn't enough. We were limited to this amount of time since we were working in Johannesburg on Friday and Monday. There are no evening flights to Vic Falls on Friday night, so we had to fly out Saturday morning. The last flight back to Johannesburg left at around 4 PM on Sunday. If I were to do it again, I'd plan for at least another full day on the ground. If your trip to Vic Falls is the only time you'll spend in Zimbabwe, try to stay even longer so you can get to see some wildlife. To do this right, visiting some nearby parks, takes at least a full day.

The smoke that thunders

by SirRichard

Before Livingstone discovery, native Africans called the waterfalls Mosi-o-Tunya, "the smoke that thunders", because of the water steam that could be seen from the distance as you approached the place.
Livingstone christened the great waterfall Victoria Falls after his queen.

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